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Joe Beard

Westdale Real Estate Investment & Management

President and Chief Executive Officer

Job Functions: Executive, Acquisitions & Dispositions, Asset Management, Design & Construction, Development, Investment Management, Leasing, Property & Facility Management, Research & Strategy


Mr. Beard co-founded Westdale in 1991 as a start-up and subsidiary of Canada-based Westdale, to pursue and sponsor investments in distressed commercial and multifamily properties. Owned and controlled with a large Canadian family office co-investment partner, Westdale has consummated over 300 acquisitions while creating a nationwide real estate investment, property management, leasing, and construction firm. Based in Dallas, Westdale and its 1200 employees operate from six regional offices located in Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Atlanta, Charlotte, and Chicago. Controlling a capital base in excess of $5 billion, Westdale currently manages or has previously managed equity investments committed by a broad base of institutional investors, including many leading global fund sponsors, such as GE Capital, CarVal, and Sterling Equities, along with a variety of family offices. His experience includes an active role in all areas of the real estate investment management process. Prior to forming Westdale Asset Management, Mr. Beard was responsible for the development and acquisition of over 10,000 apartment units. He was selected as a member of the distinguished business leaders of Dallas. He received the “Forty Under 40″ award by the Dallas Business Journal in 1994. Mr. Beard graduated in 1983 from Southern Methodist University with a degree in History with minors in Political Science and Psychology. He was a four-year letterman in football and was consensus all Southwest Conference and honorable mention All American.

Areas of Interest

Deal Type
Acquisition, Development, Ground Lease, Loan Purchase, Opportunity Zone, Partner Buyout, Pre-Development, Recapitalization, Refinance, Rehabilitation